Press Release

Globetrotters to Head Downunder as Dollar Hits 2.5 Year High

October, 2018

Canadian Globetrotters now have the opportunity to see Australia at a bargain price as their dollar hits a two-and-a-half-year high against its Downunder counterpart. The Australian dollar has had a tough year against most of the world’s major currencies, but the Canadian dollar has had a particularly strong year against it. In January, the two currencies sat close to parity. As of this writing, the Canadian dollar now buys an impressive AU$1.07.


While Australia and New Zealand have always been a high value destinations on many a must-see list, they aren’t among the cheapest, particularly in big cities, or in remote regions such as the Australian Outback or New Zealand’s Fjordlands. The current strength of the Canadian dollar levels the playing field somewhat, putting a day on Bondi Beach or an evening watching the sunset light up Uluru within an Canadian visitor’s reach in 2019 – or even sooner. Airfares are also better than ever, with multiple airlines luring passengers across the Pacific on state of the art aircraft at highly competitive rates.


Goway Travel has seen the strength of the Canadian dollar have a direct impact on the price of some of its most popular itineraries. These include the Sydney, Great Barrier Reef and Rock Escape, and for those who enjoy the luxury of rail travel, the Classic Aussie Rail Spectacular. The journey can extend across the Tasman Sea to New Zealand, where the US dollar buys NZ$1.16. With the improved exchange rate in mind, it’s also a great time to consider ‘up-starring’ an Australia or New Zealand vacation, enjoying that 5-star touch that might previously have been just out of reach. Goway’s luxurious Ultimate New Zealand trip for example, is an upgraded trip made more affordable by the shift in rates.


Goway Travel have been the experts in travel Downunder for 48 years, with a wide array of Australia and New Zealand travel offerings including city breaks, Outback adventures, family getaways, active trips, self-drives, and epic rail journeys, along with long-stay, snowbird, and exclusive ‘Live Like a Local’ packages in some of Downunder’s most popular destinations. Globetrotters can opt for an air-inclusive package to minimise planning effort, or let Goway create a uniquely customised itinerary from hundreds of Downunder travel ideas.


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